Win an Articulate for Kids game from Drumond Park

Articulate has been one of our favourite family board games for years, regularly bringing out the our competitive sides here at Yellow Days Towers. We’re obviously not the only fans as Articulate has enjoyed an enviable non-stop run in the top UK Adult Games charts ever since its release in 1992!

Articulate for Kids board game

Now the fun can be extended to the little ones with a new version, Articulate for Kids, and we’ve been trying it out as a family this week. Compiled by an educational specialist, Articulate for Kids is the same fast moving, lively and thrilling fun as the adult version – providing youngsters with the perfect opportunity to practice their communication skills, while learning new words and expressing themselves fluently and confidently.

Complete with its own attractively designed board, Articulate for Kids can be played by a group of children by themselves (or with a parent), or alongside Articulate! – for hours of multi-generational family fun.  There are more than 300 cards with over 2,000 entries in the same six categories as the original Articulate! – Object, Nature, Person, Action, World and Random.

GAMEPLAY

The more players per team the better!  Game play follows the same simple format as the adult version…  In each round, the teams divide their members into ‘Describers’ and ‘Guessers’.  The timer is started, and the Describers take it in turns to describe their way through as many question card entries, from the different categories, as possible to their team members – the Guessers – within a 30-second time limit.

Articulate for Kids board game

Each team moves its counters around the board, based on the number of words correctly identified – and the object of the game is to reach the FINISH segment before the opposing team. There are clear Description Rules included in the Instructions.  For example, Describers mustn’t give hints such as ‘begins with’ and ‘sounds like’…

First and foremost, Articulate for Kids is excellent fun for youngsters aged 6 and upwards to enjoy with friends and family.  Many educationalists also choose to incorporate the game into entertaining learning strategies in the classroom to promote speaking skills – adapting game play according to small or larger numbers of children in play.

There’s no doubt that children will have lots of fun and also experience a sense of fulfilment – digging deep to describe people, words and phrases as diverse as Mo Farah and Prince George, Nemo and a Fairy, a Piglet, the Daleks, a Jigsaw and a Cuckoo. The game provides a superb platform to encourage vocabulary extension and distinct, clear and confident speech, as well as effective communication among children of all abilities – particularly those who are in need of a fun confidence boost.

Articulate for Kids is always a brilliant talking point, where everyone’s a winner! We’ve had such a good time trying it out this week and now you can have the chance to win your own copy.

For more information and stockists, visit Drumond Park (rrp £19.99, age 6 to 12, for 4-20 players)



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Win a Peppa Pig Party Time Race Game

Peppa pig Puzzle and colour setPeppa Pig is a long standing pre-schooler favourite so if you’re looking for gifts for that age group you won’t go far wrong with one of the great puzzles, games and playsets available this year. I particularly like this clever Puzzle and Colour Set. It’s a 24-piece double-sided jigsaw puzzle. Once you have completed the coloured puzzle image, flip it over and colour in the picture on the reverse side. It includes four FREE crayons to colour in the black & white puzzle image.

Available from Smyths, Toys R Us, John, Amazon.co.uk RRP £12.99

Win a Peppa Pig Party Time Race Game

Another great option is the Party Time Race Game. It’s Suzy Sheep’s Birthday so Peppa Pig and her family are on their way to join the party, but will you be the first to arrive? This fun & exciting race game is great for young and older fans to enjoy playing together over the holidays. Suitable for 2-4 players, aged 4+.

Available from Argos, Toys R Us, John Lewis, Amazon.co.uk RRP £9.99

Win a Peppa Pig Party Time Race Game

Win a Peppa Pig Race Time GameIf you’d like to be in with a chance of winning your own Peppa Pig Party Time Race Game then just make your entries via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run until Saturday 17th December 2016 and is open to UK residents only.

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Win a Hexbug Scarab Robot Bug

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Leveraging their robotics expertise and passion for the subject, HEXBUG entered the toy industry in 2007 with the launch of the HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creatures product line. They were designed to give children a positive experience with robotics at a young age. Hence, the brand was born! People are drawn to the brand for their products’ fascinating behavior, intelligent bug-like attributes and eye-catching packaging. Some of the products are so animated, they even fool cats, dogs and some humans into thinking they are alive!

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The Scarab is a high-speed, mechanical, beetle-like robotic bug that skitters around on six angled legs. The high energy bug propels itself forwards and backwards, and is capable of popping from its back to its feet if placed upside down. RRP £13.00

Win a Hexbug Scarab

win a hexbug scarabIf you’d like to get your hands on a Hexbug Scarab in time to have it zipping about your living room on Christmas Day then you’re in luck. Just enter our giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below in the usual way. The giveaway will run until Friday 16th December 2016 and is open to UK residents only. Don’t forget to check out all our other great #EarlyAdvent comps. There’s everything from vouchers to toys to homeware up for grabs.
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Win a Musical Makka Pakka with Light Up Friends

In The Night Garden has been a long standing favourite in the Yellow Days household. There are some fabulous new toys based on the show this year, just perfect for Christmas gifts for your little ITNG fan. Here are some of my favourites. We’ve also got a Musical Makka Pakka with Light Up Friends to give away as part of our #EarlyAdvent giveaway series. Check out the Rafflecopter at the end for that.

In the night garden pinky ponk play setBased on the iconic Pinky Ponk, nothing will stir a child’s imagination more than this fun packed Musical Activity Pinky Ponk (RRP £49.99 ). Explore songs, stories, counting and character fun with a whole host more activities for little ones to discover. Made from chunky durable plastic, the Pinky Ponk comes with three shape sorting characters; Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka. As well as entertaining Pinky Ponk sounds and lights that fans will recognise from the show, it also features a moving picture wheel; pull the ball lever to change the themed picture in the window and listen out for the matching story! A rotating propeller with clicking sounds, character songs and a glowing Pinky Ponk nose to press or bump, as well as a pull along cord will delight toddlers who like to be on the move!

My best friend iggle piggleMy Best Friend Igglepiggle (RRP £39.99) is the perfect companion for little ones. When it’s time for bed, lie Igglepiggle down and his eyes will gently close as he goes to sleep and he will play a sleepy phrase. Press his right hand for soothing lullabies and a soft glowing light will appear in his body. Sit him back up to open his eyes and to hear daytime phrases. Press Igglepiggle’s hand for extra sounds and engaging stories.

Made from super-soft fabrics and carrying his iconic red blanket to make him extra snuggly! Suitable for children aged 10 months +

Iggle piggle bedtime boat lightLet your little ones sail off to dream land with Igglepiggle’s Bedtime Boat (RRP £24.99). Igglepiggle’s Bedtime Boat has been specially designed to gently soothe little ones to sleep. This special Bedtime Boat will project a colourful array of stars onto the bedroom ceiling, providing reassurance for little ones at night. The Bedtime Boat also comes complete with 10 short stories and a range of soft lullabies to help children drift off. What’s more, it can also be used as an occasional nightlight which automatically turns off after 5, 10 or 15 minutes. Parents will also be pleased to know that the volume is adjustable! Suitable for children aged 12 months+.

Musical Makka Pakka with light up friendsSuper-soft and cuddly, Musical Makka Pakka with Light Up Friends (RRP £24.99) makes the perfect companion for little In the Night Garden fans. Press Makka Pakka’s hand and listen to the gentle lullabies and watch Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy characters softly glow in different colours on Makka Pakka’s tummy. A lovely addition for any little ones’ bedroom! Suitable for children aged 10 months+.

Win a Musical Makka Pakka with Light Up Friends

Win a Musical Makka Pakka with Light-Up FriendsThe lovely folk at Golden Bear Toys have a super cute Musical Makka Pakka with Light Up Friends to give away to one lucky Yellow Days reader. If you’d like to make the day of your own little ITNG fan then just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will run until Thursday 15th December 2016 and is open to UK residents only.
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Twirlywoos Christmas Gift Guide and Voucher Giveaway

I’ve now been watching children’s TV for about 8 years. Much of it has got a bit repetitive but V has one favourite that wasn’t around when the boys were little, The Twirlywoos. She is always over the moon when Twirlywoos comes on and spends the whole episode making a very convincing quacking noise at them. They’re brightly coloured, happy and fun. What more can a toddler ask for? With both Christmas and V’s 2nd birthday coming up you can be sure they’re going to feature heavily in the Yellow Days household over the coming months. Here are some of my favourite Twirlywoos Christmas gifts, currently available in most of the usual toy retailers and large supermarkets as well as online.

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Twirlywoos Christmas gift guide and voucher giveaway

  1. Wrapping Board Book – Join the Twirlywoos as they learn about wrapping up presents and even themselves, in this seasonal title for young fans.
  2. Toodloo Water Squirter – Simply fill then squeeze their soft bodies to see the water squirt from the top of their heads. They even float too!
  3. Flying Twirlywoos – Load the character onto the battery powered launcher, power-up and off they fly!
  4. Sing-a-long Very Important Lady – Squeeze her body to hear her hilarious sounds from the hit show.
  5. Junior Duvet Set – Let your little one snuggle up with their favourite characters. Perfect for a toddler bed or cotbed.
  6. My First Puzzle Set – Four high quality cardboard jigsaw puzzles in 2, 3, 4 and 5 pieces for ages 18 months and up.
  7. Dance-along Musical Peekaboo – Press Peekaboo’s head to see him spin and dance across the floor whilst playing the iconic Twirlywoos theme tune.
  8. Twirlywoos Backpack – Adjustable padded straps for comfort when carrying and hanging hook for school peg or storage.




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